Thursday, October 2, 2014

New Address!! Groupi and Fruit

Here's news from Elder Darke:
So, the mission office has changed, and if you want to send me a package, letter, or something, send it to this address.

AOS 5/6 Bloco A

Bairro Octogonal



  So if you want to send anything *hint* *hint*.  Send it to this address please :D.
    My week was really amazing!  However me and my district are having a time challenge for our emails, so i am just going to write this in english so i can win :D>  mua ha ha! :D.
    Anyway, Groupi is amazing!  its also really really big.  We got lost the other day going to lunch, then walking back from lunch.  lets just say we were so lost, and far away from where we were trying to go that when we asked someone were the center of the city was (where we live, we were trying to get back to an appointment near our house), he looked at us.  Said that is was REALLY far away, then said that is was, i think he said 10 kilometers.  He then asked if we wanted a ride.  I said yes.  We were really really really far away.  :D.
    The other two elder in my house had a babtism this saturday.  It was an investagator from the sisters that worked here before us.  His wife has been a members for years, and he never joined.  But he joined now, and everyone is really happy :D.  Babtisms are always amazing!  the spirit is there, everyone is really happy!  It fills me with joy :D.
    So this week especially, no one in my house has had any money.  Becuase of the bus rides we took to palmas last week, and the things we had to buy for the house, we were all broke.  Lets just say we survived on the goodness of the members here.  We didnt tell anyone that we were broke, but the members kept offering us fruits and things to keep us alive (along with good lunches) :D.  So we basically survived this week on fruit alone.  but thats ok!  There are so many mango trees here that people are practically giving it away :D.  Its so awesome!
    The lunch that we got lost going to, and comming back, was amazing.  Well the food is always amazing, but this lunch was especially good.  Becuase when we were sitting there eating, and talking to the mother of the family.  I saw something.  She and her daughter are the only active members in the church.  her husband isnt even babtised.  Despite these challenges i saw a light in her eyes.  I saw a confidence in our heavenly father that i have rarly seen.  A firme decision to do what is right, no matter the cost.  As she talked about her plans to go to the temple, I realized that i was talking to a spiritual giant.  I remember something that i was taught before.  Be an example at all times, and if nessesary, use words.  We all need to be an example so good that people can feel we are different.  That people can see in our eyes the light of Christ.  Becuase, we need to do what is right, but many of our brothers, friends, and aquantinces need help.  they need an example to follow.  We can be that example.  We can help Everyone in the world through our example, if we will just live the things that we know to be true.
-Elder Darke
Sounds like he's wanting a little love from home!  Thanks to all that write him, often or not.  He loves everyones letters!
Melanie (Mom)

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